King Years & Years
27 June 2012, 12:50
The year 2012 will already go down as one of the best in music memory, but it's not over yet - so join Capital FM as we look at some of the best reasons to still be excited about the second six months of the year.
Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Ball' tour will finally arrive in the UK in September. The 'Judas' star will play two dates at Twickenham Stadium in London on 8th and 9th September, before playing Manchester Arena on 11th September.
Dizzee Rascal revealed to Capital recently that his new album will be released in November. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 'Tongue N' Cheek' will feature a host of guest stars, although Dizzee has yet to confirm the names: "All I've done so far is collaborations with producers, I've just been trying to get the songs done and then do the collaborations at the end."
Tinie will return with his new album 'Demonstration' in October. Speaking to Capital recently that fans could expect him to build on the electronic influences of his debut album 'Disc-Overy': "Definitely a lot more electronic music with a little bit more of a live influence off the back of all the festivals and Summertime Ball's and Christmas balls."
Jessie J's first official autobiography Nice To Meet You is released in September. The book will give the star's Heartbeats an insight into her incredible career so far.
Bruno Mars revealed recently that he was half-way through recording his new album, which will be the follow-up to 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'. There is no release date set yet, but speculation is growing that the Holligans might get a new LP before the end of 2012.
The Barbz area already counting down the days until Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday Reloaded' tour arrives in the UK in October. The 'Beez In The Trap' star will kick off the jaunt at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on 21st October before playing several dates through November.
Cheryl Cole is set to embark on her first ever UK tour in October. Not one to start small, Cheryl's tour dates will see her perform in arena across the country, including London's O2 Arena on 7th October in support of her new album 'A Million Lights'. Picture: http://cheryl-online.net
Scheduled to start later this year, Adam Levine will make his acting debut in season two of the US TV show American Horror Story. The 'Moves Like Jagger' star was also linked to a role in the movie Can A Song Save Your Life?, which features Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo. Picture: Barcroft Media
The former X Factor star's book Happy Days will hit shelves in October and will chart the ups and downs of his journey to success as well as the huge popularity he has enjoyed since his days on the music reality series.
It's the moment the Beliebers have been waiting for - Justin Bieber is set to kick off his 'Believe' world tour in Glendale, Arizona at the end of September. Dates are yet to be confirmed for the 'Boyfriend' star's UK shows, but make sure you keep it Capital to hear the news first.
Will.i.am will release his much-anticipated new solo album '#willpower' in the autumn. While no official release date has been announced, the album will feature collaborations with a host of massive names, including Mick Jagger, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber. Will also told Capital that his contestants from The Voice, including Tyler James, may feature.
Example will release his new album 'The Evolution Of Man' later this year on 18th November. The 'Kickstarts' rapper told Capital recently that the album will be heavily rock influenced.
As if Example is busy with his own material, he revealed recently that he had recorded a song with Ed Sheeran - and the pair intend to give the song away for free at some point in the coming months.
She's taken the music world by storm since the release of her debut single 'R.I.P.' earlier this year, so it's no surprise that fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart-topper's debut album 'Ora' later this year.
There's nothing official yet, but One Direction are widely rumoured to be releasing a new album before the end of 2012. The group have recently been recording new material in Sweden and are due to team up with Ed Sheeran later this summer to work on songs he has written for the group.
Following the phenomenal success of Ed's debut album '+', the 'Lego House' star will hit the road for a run of UK gigs in October. His tour includes an epic five night residency at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, starting on 13th October.
Usher, One Direction and Ed Sheeran all under one roof? Yes, it's time to get excited at the iTunes Festival returns in September. Throughout the month, some of the biggest stars, including JLS and Olly Murs, will perform for lucky ticket holders at the Roundhouse in Camden.
A new Aaliyah album has been confirmed for release by Canadian rapper Drake. He has told fans to expect the record before the end of 2012 and it will include all the stars who worked closely with the late star during her career.
The band marked their comeback with new song 'Hall Of Fame' which features frontman Danny O'Donoghue's The Voice UK coach Will.i.am. The group release the aptly titled '#3' on 10th September
Collaborations with Eminem and Lily Allen will all feature on the American's forthcoming sixth studio album. The star recently unveiled her new single 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' which is released one week before her latest record drops on 17th September.
The Scottish star will be unveiling the highly anticipated as-yet-untitled record on 26th October. Collaborations with Rihanna, Example and Ne-Yo will all feature on the record.
The Canadian star and Justin Bieber's signee will release her new album in September. Owl City, Fun, LMFAO and Justin himself will all feature on the record with her smash hit 'Call Me Maybe' also included.
The X Factor judge and N-Dubz star will be releasing a tell-all book of her life story charting her rise to fame alongside Dappy and Fazer, joining the music reality series and her tough upbringing.
The 'On The Floor' star will be appearing for two shows in the UK at London's O2 Arena and the Manchester Arena as she performs her first ever arena dates in the country.
Upon revealing the cover for his new book, the teen star told fans he couldn't wait for them to read all about his stories. The new publication will contain the "real truths" of his life and career.